Freestyle (Trek Life Song)
|Song by Trek Life from the album Keep The Receipt|
|Released||September 18, 2005|
"Freestyle" is the third track on the 2005 mixtape Keep The Receipt by West Coast rapper Trek Life. The song is a freestyle featuring rappers Audio-Live (credited as A-Life) and Amad Jamal. It starts with a voicemail recorded by Mike Shinoda.
Trek Life was in Mike Shinoda's "Watchlist" from March 2005. In October he gave Trek Life a shout out during an interview to HipHopSite. Trek Life had recently released a mixtape called Keep The Receipt which was available at his MySpace. The mixtape was arranged and mixed by Kevin Sakoda (credited as Kev Sakoda) and marketed as a prequel to Trek Life's debut album Price I've Paid. Sakoda also produced multiple tracks for Trek Life, including "Freestyle". He worked in marketing for Warner Bros. Records until 2004 and was involved with Linkin Park since Hybrid Theory.
Note: Only the date of the very first release of each version is listed.
|Freestyle||Keep The Receipt||2:49||2005||September 18, 2005||
What up ladies and gentlemen. You are tuned into the sounds of Trek Life, working hard over here in the city of angels. My name is Mike Shinoda, I'm coming at you straight out of Fort Minor. Big shoutout to my man Kevin Sakoda. Kev, keep the receipt big boy, peace!
Tracklist and credits
Mixtape download: Bandcamp
- Got News? | Page 33 | LP Association Forums, March 28, 2005
- Fort Minor Unofficial, For All the Latest Fort Minor News and Updates, October 27, 2005
- Fort Minor - Mike shinoda shouts out on trek life's myspace, October 25, 2005
- Trek-Life, 2005
- Kevin Sakoda on Instagram: “Got a very cool delivery today...the @LinkinPark "Hybrid Theory" 20th Anniversary Super Deluxe Box Set. Many thanks to Peter Standish and…”, October 10, 2020
- TrekLifeOnlineStore, 2006